British Canoeing Awarding Body Paddlesport Leader Assessment

Price Icon£220 pp
Kayak Level IconBeginner-Intermediate
Calendar Icon1 Day
Location IconMultiple Locations
Instructor IconDan Daley
Ages Icon16+
Spaces Icon2 places

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To become a Paddlesport Leader, you must complete the one-day, mainly practical, BCAB Paddlesport Leader Assessment. This will include displaying participant-focused leadership skills, personal paddling and rescue skills, and underpinning background knowledge, understanding and experience.


Methods Of Assessment:

  1. In order to achieve the qualification you need to show competence in the following elements:
  2. Participant focused leadership skills
  3. Personal paddling skills
  4. Rescue skills
  5. Underpinning background knowledge, understanding and experience

The BCAB Paddlesport Leader Assessment will normally run over 1 or 2 days. This will depend on the course ratios and logistics relating to access to suitable environments.

Upon completion of the BCAB Paddlesport Leader Assessment, the course provider will submit successful participants for certification.


  • Full National Association Membership
  • Valid (within 3 years) British Canoeing Awarding Body recognised 1-day First Aid Award
  • Valid (within 3 years) Safeguarding Training recognised by British Canoeing Awarding Body

What You Need to Bring:

  • Your Own Kayak (unless agreed to hire)
  • Personal paddling clothing and equipment, including suitable footwear for on the water, Buoyancy Aid and Helmet
  • Lunch and Drink for both days
  • The equipment that you would need to lead a group.

What’s Included:

  • Highly experienced delivery team
  • All course fees are associated with course delivery
  • One day of content in a safe and fun learning environment.

Please find all the documentation here, which will give you a full breakdown of what you will be expected to bring for your assessment and guidance for the assessment.

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